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Found this on youtube. No clue who the owner is. In the comments it says that the owner is asking $20k


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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Repaint coming soon
« Last post by RobertM on Today at 11:20:46 AM »
OK, the Sixty Special is definitely going in for some bodywork and a full repaint this year.  Maybe even within a couple weeks.  The choice of the final color has been on my mind for years. It's decision time. My car is currently a light blue.  I know it's a repaint, but I am not even sure if it's a Cadillac color. Up close, the paint is shot. It was a not-so-good paint job probably in the '80s and it's now well beyond its time (picture 1).

The original color is Newport Blue. (Art's 54 Sixty Special is picture 2). A nice color, but I'm concerned that of the few "Newport Blue" cars I've seen, a couple I like and a couple not so much.  I'm afraid the blend will end up being the not-so-much variety.  That would be incredibly disappointing.

I am really really digging the 54 color Cobalt Blue. (picture 3). The dilemma is that I've always been the type to say "keep it original". A color change goes against my grain, but the compromise would be at least it's a color that was available in '54. And it will match the blue V-crest upholstery.

Thinking out loud here, but more than willing to listen to opinions and pros/cons.
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Introductions / Welcome Chuckman04 to the forum
« Last post by South_paw on Yesterday at 01:41:08 PM »
Welcome Chuckman04

Your account is now activated  8)  Pull up a chair and tell us about your Cadillac, share a picture or two.

Enjoy,
Lou
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by Lexi on Yesterday at 10:53:23 AM »
I have never seen one up close. I was not sure whether any anatomical features remained on the '59 EB hood ornament. Looks like the answer to that is none. I suppose by this late date the intention was to give the piece more of a rocket or jet-like look, yet retain the general shape of the older unit. Reminds me somewhat of the mid-fifties Chevy hood ornaments, minus the vertical wings (and beak). If that was GMs intention, then perhaps the Goddess in persona did die in '56? Thanks for posting those photos. Clay/Lexi
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by David King on Yesterday at 09:24:51 AM »
The EB version in '59 was its own.  A very modern interoperation.

This is mine off/on '#56.

David
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by Roger Zimmermann on Yesterday at 06:54:10 AM »
The first time I saw a '59 Brougham, I had the feeling that this hood ornament was added later by one owner. Apparently not as it's in the parts list, but it is an anachronism on this car. Fortunately, for 1960 it was gone.
The part numbers are different for the '56 ornament and '59 one for the Brougham; however, if the '56 tooling was modified, it would generate another part number.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by South_paw on Yesterday at 06:37:15 AM »
Yep, 1959 was the last year not 1956 as the sign says. @David King was the goddess on the 59 EB a new casting or a modified 56 goddess?
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General Discussions / Re: Where to go on a Road Trip
« Last post by 62 driver on Yesterday at 12:48:45 AM »
As a child we drove from Seattle to San Deigo.  A trip I won't forget 53 years later! A new blue 1964 Buick Wildcat.
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Mid Century Cadillac Discussion / Re: Picture of the Day Thread
« Last post by Lexi on February 16, 2018, 09:30:25 PM »
Lovely, though that Egyptian styled hood ornament depicted was actually developed for Stutz in the 1920s. Don't think those ever adorned a Cadillac hood, at least as far as I know. I as well thought that 1956 marked the end of Cadillac's Flying Goddess (and possibly the longest one ever produced), but now I seem to recall that the 1959 Cadillac Brougham had a stylized variation of it. Then it disappeared again, and I believe this time for good. Clay/Lexi
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Introductions / Welcome Brett to the forum
« Last post by South_paw on February 16, 2018, 08:00:58 PM »
Welcome Brett

Your account is now activated  8)  Pull up a chair and tell us about your Cadillac, share a picture or two.

Enjoy,
Lou
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